Ssumday: “We were supposed to go for Tahm Kench, but we made a typo which made us lock in Teemo by mistake.”

KT Rolster claimed a 2-1 victory over the Jin Air Green Wings, perhaps reclaiming its grip over the fabled “summer buff” after a recent losing streak. Just like the CJ Entus game yesterday, Teemo made a second appearance by mistake, forcing KT’s top lane Kim “Ssumday” Chan-Ho to play the Yordle. According to Ssumday, the ‘T’eemo was supposed to be ‘T’ahm Kench, writes Inven’s Kim Hong-Jae.

“We were supposed to go for Tahm Kench, but we made a typo which made us lock in Teemo by mistake,” he told Inven. “Before when Annie was a popular pick, similar problems have happened where Anivia would be picked instead. I remember watching (CJ’s Park “Shy” Sang-Myeon) and thinking how I would have done in that situation. What’s done been done, and I thought nothing good would come from blaming (Song “Fly” Yong-Jun), so I tried to be positive.”

On Teemo himself, Ssumday confessed that it was the first time playing the yordle “in months.” He did show a decent performance as Teemo, however, to which he bragged that his “champion pool has no limits,” and even went as far as saying that “in the right hands, (Teemo) can be a good pick.”

As KT was going through a rough patches of loss, Ssumday said that the team went into defcon 1, and started to get a lot more serious.

“After our third consecutive loss, we had an emergency team meeting,” he said. “Our practice time jumped up. Every player focused on fixing their weaknesses.”

He concluded the interview by asking the fans not to “berate Fly too much for his mistake.”

Slingshot staff writer and Korean League of Legends expert who also owns a Pikachu-themed iPhone case. You can reach him at Andrew@slingshotesports.com

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